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Fragrance formulating workshop for candles : expert one to one with perfumer

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £695

Contact: Zaga at Beauty Handmade

559 Kings Road, Kings Court, Chelsea

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Create a bespoke and signature fragrance for your candle business!
Learn formulating fragrance techniques directly from a Head Perfumer in Chelsea Perfume Studio, using a real perfume organ containing over 100 fragrance material and natural notes, industry led techniques and methodologies. This is an expert one to one focused fragrance making workshop designed to enable you to create a signature fragrance for your candle business using Perfumer’s industry led expertise and techniques. The workshop is hands on, engaging and technical. Suitable for beginners.

Duration: 3 hours

Where: BH Perfume Studio in Chelsea

Who for: Existing companies or new brands/individuals who recognise and fully understand the importance of designing a brand signature fragrance that creates uniqueness and a deeper connection between your brand and your customer which is crucial for succession of your brand.

Following workshop: You will have made one signature fragrance on the day to be used straight away.

You will leave my workshop inspired, motivated and confident.

Support after workshop: I do provide a complimentary further support as I appreciate you may have questions to ask and obstacles to take care of on your product and business development journey.

Entering the home fragrance market you need:-
To stand out and be different with an authentic brand story and a superior quality fragranced product to be able to compete in the home fragrance industry. Beauty Handmade inspires and trains ambitious individuals to build meaningful and rich candle brands that disrupts the already crowded market.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will compose your own signature fragrance for your candle business having access to over 100 fragrance material on the day. A Perfumer will be with you every step of the way to help you create your balanced signature fragrance for your candle or reed diffuser business.

Introduction to perfumery

Importance of developing a signature fragrance for your business

Why fragrance industry is so secretive

Types of fragrance materials to work with and equipment needed

Fragrance testing for your business

Natural VS synthetic compositions

Characteristics of fragrance material

Do middle, top and base notes really matter?

Suppliers contact details for sourcing fragrance material in the UK (for international brands and companies I will provide USA suppliers list of details)

How to smell – professionally like a perfumer - nose training session

How to formulate a professionally constructed fragrance

All equipment and material along with printed out notes will be available to you to take home including a 15ml of your made fragrance along with any vials of testers that you made on the day.

Plenty of teas and coffees with be served during the workshop.

Price of the workshop is per person. I appreciate that you wish to bring a friend, family member or a colleague and please note that they are required to pay a full price if they are to accompany you to the workshop. No discounts are offered.

Copyright content and workshop materials:
All workshop content is copyright protected. This simply means that you cannot copy it without permission.

Want to review this course?

Zaga is a gem! She is knowledgeable, passionate about perfumery and with a sense of motivation that is quite infectious. Following the perfumery workshop, I am now developing my own scents. I even booked a second workshop to delve deeper. Thank you Zaga. You are an amazing teacher!

- - #20680

Zaga offers a unique opportunity to learn about understanding and creating fragrances. Ideal for learning the basics or developing fragrance-formulating further.

I had a wonderful afternoon exploring fragrances and also being challenged creatively. Thank you!

- - #16308

THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Zaga is an amazing teacher, she teaches with passion and it was beautiful spending one whole day with her doing two workshops. Now I want to go home to Rome and start my own business. Guilia and Thank you Zaga

- - #15622

I absolutely loved my course with Zaga. With no prior knowledge i left with a really thorough understanding of not only what i need to do to make my individual product but the tools needed to get up and running.

Zaga is very knowledgeable and generous with her information and clearly wants others5 to succeed in their ventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this training for anyone looking to build a business from their own unique candles.

- - #12578

I attended this course yesterday and felt that I learnt so much from Zagga. She is warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about fragrance and candle making. She made the session fun and relaxing and the 3 hours flew by! I came away with the knowledge to now start my own business and I now know where I was going wrong previously. She cares about what she does and is very passionate about her business. Well worth the trip up to London for the day! Thank you!

- - #9996

Zaga is warm, welcoming and, above all, very knowledgeable in what she does. I'm sure what she has taught me in a relatively short space of time is going to help me avoid alot of the mistakes I probably would have made without her guidance. I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learnt. Thank you Zaga!

- - #9845

I searched the internet for a few weeks for various candle making courses. I finally came across her workshops and I instantly knew she was the one! I could see that she offered the complete package. I was sure that I would learn so much more working one to one with her, rather than in a class or online. Zaga exceeded my expectations. She is a professional, passionate perfumer and was keen to impart so many tips and tricks of the trade which are impossible to obtain online or in books. She encouraged me to think outside the box and look at creating perfumes for my candles as a form of art rather than just a science. I went to the workshop thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do - that all changed within 5 minutes of working with her! I am certain that she has saved me a lot of time and money by teaching me correct procedures and what pitfalls to avoid. Thanks Zaga!

- - #9212

This course is great for anyone wanting to learn about Fragrance combining with no knowledge of the field. Zaga was really great to learn from and it was evident she had a passion for fragrance. The course was full of different projects and it was really interesting and exciting when it came to fragrance combining.

- - #9207

Zaga had a professional approach in which you could tell she has a passion for fragrance. She made everything simple to understand and stepped through the stages of determining scents. Scents are very individual and she encouraged this. The application of fragrance to candles was key to this session. This was the unique selling point I wanted to understand. Thank you Zaga for your generous sharing of information.

- - #8506

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